New Civil Defence Centre, Arco di Trento - Italy
Natural landscape as reference
COMPLETION: 2006 - 2013
CLIENT: CITY OF ARCO DI TRENTO
VALUE: € 2,980,000.00
The project developed by 3TI in joint venture with the architects Angelini and Pigoli was awarded the tender issued by the town of Arco.
Even within such a highly anthropic environment as the upper Garda region, the natural landscape of the morainic amphitheatre constitutes a reference point that cannot be ignored. An essential design and formal rigour serve as the basis of a dialogue in "counterpoint" between the building and the irregular profile of the moraine mass. This dialogue is harmoniously developed through a choice of materials that clearly refers to this natural setting. The layout of functions is used to articulate the building, with the technological and operational façade of the barracks to the south, toward the new by-pass road system, with a more "urban" front facing east and north toward the city centre and cemetery. The training tower, located on the east side, serves as a landmark indicating the location of the new structure.